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The NVC site says to expect a 45 day review time. I've read a lot of posts here saying the review time is even down to 30 days lately, so when I got this letter this morning, I was so disappointed. AT LEAST 60 days? :clock:

The National Visa Center (NVC) received your documents on 28 – APRIL – 15.

We are currently receiving an increased number of approved petitions from U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services. As a result, we are experiencing increased review times for documents received.

We expect it will be least 60 days from the date we received your mail before we complete the review of your documents. We will notify you when we review your documents.

We are working to reduce this processing time and we appreciate your patience.

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The NVC site says to expect a 45 day review time. I've read a lot of posts here saying the review time is even down to 30 days lately, so when I got this letter this morning, I was so disappointed. AT LEAST 60 days? :clock:

The National Visa Center (NVC) received your documents on 28 – APRIL – 15.

We are currently receiving an increased number of approved petitions from U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services. As a result, we are experiencing increased review times for documents received.

We expect it will be least 60 days from the date we received your mail before we complete the review of your documents. We will notify you when we review your documents.

We are working to reduce this processing time and we appreciate your patience.

i believe this is an automated email and hasn't been updated to the new review times. I called the NVC when they received my documents and the rep quoted 30 days to review documents now.


Married : 2014-08-29 in Detroit MI :)

I-130 Sent : 2014-10-04

I-130 NOA1 : 2014-10-10 Texas Service Center

I-130 Approved : 2015-03-10

NVC Received : 2015-03-25

Received DS-261 / AOS Bill : 2015-04-06

Pay AOS Bill : 2015-04-06

Submit DS-261 : 2015-04-06

Send AOS/IV Package : 2015-04-20

NVC Received AOS/IV Package : 2015-04-24

DS-261 Review : 2015-04-24 Over the phone :thumbs:

Receive IV Bill : 2015-04-29

Pay IV Bill : 2015-04-29

Submit DS-260 : 2015-05-01

Checklist scan date; 2015-06-08

CC at NVC : 2015-07-16

Interview Date : 2015-09-21

Visa Received : 2015-09-25

POE : 2015-10-06 :dancing:

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i believe this is an automated email and hasn't been updated to the new review times. I called the NVC when they received my documents and the rep quoted 30 days to review documents now.

Your reply just picked me up off the floor :goofy:

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I got that same email last month. Then got a case closed 2 weeks later. I was also a bit upset when I got the letter, turned out for no reason. Hang in there, it will be over soon. For me, we got a two week notice for the interview. After the documents all got sent to the NVC, everything happened very fast.

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I received the same email, but I got a false checklist (to bring my 2014 tax transcript to the interview) only 8 days later!


  • December 8th, 2014: USCIS received and accepted the I-130 petition

  • January 7th, 2015: USCIS approved the I-130 petition

January 20th, 2015: NVC received our case

February 19th, 2015: Case number assigned

February 26th, 2015: DS-261 completed

February 26th, 2015: 2015: AOS fee paid

April 6th, 2015: Packet sent, case received

April 22nd, 2015: IV fee paid

April 24th, 2015: DS-260 submitted

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*** Thread moved from CR-1 Process forum to the NVC forum, to conform to the topical matter. ***


06-04-2007 = TSC stamps postal return-receipt for I-129f.

06-11-2007 = NOA1 date (unknown to me).

07-20-2007 = Phoned Immigration Officer; got WAC#; where's NOA1?

09-25-2007 = Touch (first-ever).

09-28-2007 = NOA1, 23 days after their 45-day promise to send it (grrrr).

10-20 & 11-14-2007 = Phoned ImmOffs; "still pending."

12-11-2007 = 180 days; file is "between workstations, may be early Jan."; touches 12/11 & 12/12.

12-18-2007 = Call; file is with Division 9 ofcr. (bckgrnd check); e-prompt to shake it; touch.

12-19-2007 = NOA2 by e-mail & web, dated 12-18-07 (187 days; 201 per VJ); in mail 12/24/07.

01-09-2008 = File from USCIS to NVC, 1-4-08; NVC creates file, 1/15/08; to consulate 1/16/08.

01-23-2008 = Consulate gets file; outdated Packet 4 mailed to fiancee 1/27/08; rec'd 3/3/08.

04-29-2008 = Fiancee's 4-min. consular interview, 8:30 a.m.; much evidence brought but not allowed to be presented (consul: "More proof! Second interview! Bring your fiance!").

05-05-2008 = Infuriating $12 call to non-English-speaking consulate appointment-setter.

05-06-2008 = Better $12 call to English-speaker; "joint" interview date 6/30/08 (my selection).

06-30-2008 = Stokes Interrogations w/Ecuadorian (not USC); "wait 2 weeks; we'll mail her."

07-2008 = Daily calls to DOS: "currently processing"; 8/05 = Phoned consulate, got Section Chief; wrote him.

08-07-08 = E-mail from consulate, promising to issue visa "as soon as we get her passport" (on 8/12, per DHL).

08-27-08 = Phoned consulate (they "couldn't find" our file); visa DHL'd 8/28; in hand 9/1; through POE on 10/9 with NO hassles(!).

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So that means we should be seeing a CC soon. :goofy:


I-130 Sent : 2014-12-10

I-130 NOA1 : 2014-12-14

I-130 Approved : 2015-01-12

NVC Received : 2015-02-21

Received DS-261 / AOS Bill : 2015-02-23

Pay AOS Bill : 2015-03-02

Receive I-864 Package : 2015-04-14

Send AOS Package : 2015-04-15

Submit DS-261 : Completed (forgot date)

Receive IV Bill : 2015-03-09

Pay IV Bill : 2015-03-11

Send IV Package : 2015-04-15

Scanned Date NVC: 2015-04-16

CC 2015-05-15


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So that means we should be seeing a CC soon. :goofy:

How did you learn when your documents were scanned? Did you call to ask, or do they send an email to let you know? I'm assuming the date they acknowledge receiving the package isn't necessarily the date they scan it.

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How did you learn when your documents were scanned? Did you call to ask, or do they send an email to let you know? I'm assuming the date they acknowledge receiving the package isn't necessarily the date they scan it.

They send an e-mail stating that they received your documents in such date, and then they tell you it is going to take at least 60 days:(

How did you learn when your documents were scanned? Did you call to ask, or do they send an email to let you know? I'm assuming the date they acknowledge receiving the package isn't necessarily the date they scan it.

They send an e-mail stating that they received your documents in such date, and then they tell you it is going to take at least 60 days:(

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Here is the scan date to case complete spreadsheet...looks like the NVC is running under 25 days. I know we have gone from scan date to case complete to interview in less than the expected 60 days for case complete. Honestly, when we got to the NVC, I was hoping we would be finished by August....now I am hoping to be done sooner than that.

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1Jxls4WYfh0c8Ql8H2vj2OKVj6rMzq-Hm4KnFbp2fMoM/edit#gid=563140905

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How did you learn when your documents were scanned? Did you call to ask, or do they send an email to let you know? I'm assuming the date they acknowledge receiving the package isn't necessarily the date they scan it.

Id received an email stating ..............

"We are currently receiving an increased number of approved petitions from U.S. Citizenship and

Immigration Services. As a result, we are experiencing increased review times for documents
received.
We expect it will be at least 60 days from the date we received your mail before we complete the
review of your documents. We will notify you when we review your documents.".

I-130 Sent : 2014-12-10

I-130 NOA1 : 2014-12-14

I-130 Approved : 2015-01-12

NVC Received : 2015-02-21

Received DS-261 / AOS Bill : 2015-02-23

Pay AOS Bill : 2015-03-02

Receive I-864 Package : 2015-04-14

Send AOS Package : 2015-04-15

Submit DS-261 : Completed (forgot date)

Receive IV Bill : 2015-03-09

Pay IV Bill : 2015-03-11

Send IV Package : 2015-04-15

Scanned Date NVC: 2015-04-16

CC 2015-05-15


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Here is the scan date to case complete spreadsheet...looks like the NVC is running under 25 days. I know we have gone from scan date to case complete to interview in less than the expected 60 days for case complete. Honestly, when we got to the NVC, I was hoping we would be finished by August....now I am hoping to be done sooner than that.

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1Jxls4WYfh0c8Ql8H2vj2OKVj6rMzq-Hm4KnFbp2fMoM/edit#gid=563140905

NVC needs to update that letter they're sending out!

I looked at the spreadsheet and now my hopes are so high. :-)

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NVC needs to update that letter they're sending out!

I looked at the spreadsheet and now my hopes are so high. :-)

Probably not going to update their letter. I would rather be told 60 days and finish in 30 days, then be told 30 days and finish in 60 days.

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